Fund Management

The Nuckolls Fund is guided by a Board of Directors composed of representatives of a broad spectrum of the lighting industry as well as educators with experience in lighting education. The officers of the Fund are members of the Board.

The Fund disburses grant monies according to a detailed schedule and budget submitted by the grant’s principal investigator. The Fund also requires written reports at each phase of the grant to demonstrate performance. A final report assesses the project and offers recommendations for further action. This monitoring process not only looks to the proper use of funds and successful completion of work; it also suggests ways in which the Fund can improve its work overall.

All those who participate in the Nuckolls Fund’s management serve on a volunteer basis. The Fund has no paid staff, so expenses are less than 2% of endowment, which keeps operating costs at a minimum. Contributions to the Nuckolls Fund really do go directly to education.

Board of Directors

Daniel L. Blitzer
Practical Lighting Workshop
Fund Treasurer

Carol Caughey, Professor Emerita
Oregon State University

Robert G. Davis
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Paul Gregory
Focus Lighting Inc.

Ann M. Hardeman
Hardeman Communications
Fund Secretary

Barbara Horton
Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design

Jeffrey A. Milham, retired
Design Decisions
Fund President

Jim Panichella
International Lights Inc.

Lee D. Waldron
Grenald Waldron Associates

Board members and the institutions by which they are employed are ineligible to apply for any grant awarded by The Nuckolls Fund. No board member can be a principal investigator, co-investigator, collaborator, advisor, supporter, endorser, or have any financial involvement in any proposal. Proposals from campuses other than the one where the board member is employed would be eligible.